Car cuts off

Tiny
MELISSA1010
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  • 2008 KIA SPECTRA
While driving the car the car will cut off. We did a tune up on it and it was fine for a day and then it cut off on me again today. When I start the car back it revs up to about 3000 rpm and then I apply gas and it is fine.
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Friday, June 28th, 2013 AT 7:25 AM

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Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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Hello,

This sounds like a classic crankshaft angle sensor which when they go bad cause this problem. Here is a guide to help you see what you are in for when doing the job:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/crankshaft-angle-sensor-replacement

Check out the diagrams for the crankshaft sensor (below). Please let us know what you find.

Cheers
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Friday, June 28th, 2013 AT 8:48 AM
Tiny
PROHOVIE
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You nailed it! I had this problem as well and after I changed the sensor the car has never run better. :)
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Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 AT 12:34 PM

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